Student movie ‘Her, Dreamer’ tackles fears of young immigrants
Students at a Brownsville high school are adding their voices to the national immigration debate through creative film projects influenced by real life fears and anxieties.
Ferdossah Ahmed says her script, titled "Her, Dreamer," is inspired by her own concerns about an undocumented relative. The short film is about the defunct Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and a father facing deportation -- a real feat for many students at Jefferson high School.
"I have a family member that might go through it," Ahmed says. "It just really hurts."
Ahmed and her classmates produced the film over four months as part of the Vivid Imagination Program, which helps students learn about movie production and address current events.
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